Spied – Tata Falcon 5/Manza CS spotted for the first time

Posted on: Jan 20, 2014 - 3:31pm IST

Every other week we report about Tata Motors working on a sub-4m sedan on the Vista platform to compete with the Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze. Until today, we didn’t know what the design would look like.

Tata Falcon 5 spyshot front view
The body panels are completely different. Also note the new grille and the side mirrors.

Thanks to ZigWheels, we have our first look today at the Tata Falcon 5 (codename).

Tata Motors was the first company to tap into the potential of the sub-4m sedan segment with the Indigo CS and this started at the 2008 Auto Expo. However sales have been falling, facelifts, feature add-ons and rebranding notwithstanding.

Tata Falcon 5 spyshot side view
Seats and cabin upholstery similar to the Vista. Door handles are new though.

The Tata Falcon 5 is thought up (on a budget) to reverse fortunes, featuring the same wheelbase as the Vista, but that’s where the similarities end. The exterior is completely new with redesigned body panels, and the most significant change comes at the rear where the boot lid is smaller styled with different taillights.

Tata Falcon 5 spyshot nose
Headlamp design similar to the Vista, while the alloy wheel pattern is new.

The new taillights cut into the fenders to form a C-Shape and the new grille, which is also likely to find a place on the Falcon 4 hatchback, takes its place above the redesigned lower intake. The ORVM is different, quite similar to the VW Vento’s. Likewise, the alloy wheels and the door handles are new.

From what we gather, the seats are retained from the Vista.

Tata Falcon 5 spyshot taillamp
Notice how the taillamp cuts into the fender, contrastingly different from the Manza’s design.

Zigwheels reports that the car will get a 5-speed manual and 15-inch wheels on the top-spec variant. An in-built touchscreen infotainment system (as seen on the Vista Tech), auto climate control and bluetooth telephony are some other options claimed to be present on the Amaze rival.

[Source – Zigwheels.com]

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16 thoughts on “Spied – Tata Falcon 5/Manza CS spotted for the first time

  1. Gopi says:

    Looks cool !!!! Eager to see it in whole picture!

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  2. Ramesh says:

    Is this the ‘all new’ Falcon. Looks like the existing Manza with the tail chopped.

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  3. Kiran Vijay says:

    The grill seems to be glossy and cheap. Tata need an overall makeover for their signature grill design and the head lamps. Otherwise, looks decent!!

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  4. chiuyaoo says:

    I guess the side mirrors are decay parts from the 2010 Honda CIty. Tail light shape looks like honda amaze

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  5. Milo says:

    Looks Good…..

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  6. Aravind says:

    Still it has got Vista’s look.. not sure whats new except few changes..

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    1. Sreekanth Jayadevan says:

      Amaze has got Brio’s look. Etios has got Liva’s look. What the problem there..??

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      1. Tijo says:

        Yeah but for those models thats were the similarity ends. But for TATA, from indi cab to TATA aria. the same looks continues

  7. sandy says:

    Well the 2nd and 4th pictures looks Fiesta sedan and old Hyundai Verna like. Its getting interesting.

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  8. Prashant says:

    Looks promising.. This should turn the tables for Tata Motors..

    All the best

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